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Old 08-05-2008, 05:23   #16
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Splicing is fairly simple work unless you're talking wire rope. If you buy a fid for double braid it usually comes with instructions. I've just discovered they have splicing nuts now for your running rigging, a lot easier, relatively cheap and fast. When i replace my running rigging this is what I'm going to use. Splicing Nut
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Those Nuts are damn handy to have a couple lying around for panics. Just watch the strength though, they are not as strong as a splice. Not good for dyneemas /vectrans/Zylons and the likes.
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Those Nuts are damn handy to have a couple lying around for panics. Just watch the strength though, they are not as strong as a splice. Not good for dyneemas /vectrans/Zylons and the likes.
I have not found info on the strength.
I also want to find info on the strength of a loop created with the ClampTite tool. The wire thing. The "sales" person said it had been tested and was as good as a splice but did not have the tests with them.
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I have not found info on the strength.
(sic: Splicing Nut)
The very first line on Rick's link says:
"Tested up to 3400lbs !"
Of course, they don't specify line size.
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3400lb is about the same as a 8mm (5/16") polyester over polyester double braid. Not that high at all.
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The very first line on Rick's link says:
"Tested up to 3400lbs !"
Of course, they don't specify line size.
I know.
I also looked up a thread from 05 where someone tested it but it was only 1/4 in line.
I have emailed the company ........................this is ClampTite I am talking about.............and am waiting for a response.

I would like to see independent testing on the screw thing also.

If line has say 4000lb breaking strength and a splice, what would it be reduced to?

I guess it needs a new thread.
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Work on 15% lose for a good splice. Often it is less but the 15 gives a little wiggle room/safety factor. A bad splice? could be anything but it's pretty hard to do a real bad one that will lose lots. That's assuming the right splice for the particular rope type is done.
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I'm talking like $75 for a 14mm double braid eye-splice
I pay $12 US for a double braid eye when I order lines cut to length with and eye. $3 for a good whip too. You can pay $35 for a high tech fibre splice, but to be honest they take a lot more work. There can be money if you are good at it, but not a lot.
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I just made my first cash money on an eye-splice. I sold a guy 75' of decent quality 5/16" double braid with a whipped eye-splice in one and an eye-splice in the other. $25. I figure that was a $7 profit. Ok, it isn't gonna get me rich, but its a start
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